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Saturday, February 28, 2009

SNMR 6.8: "Police Academy"

Tonight's SNMR feature is "Police Academy" (1984, R, 96 minutes), starring Steve Guttenberg, Kim Cattrall, Bubba Smith, Leslie Easterbrook, George Gaines, G.W. Bailey, David Graf and Michael Winslow. The film was directed by Hugh Wilson.

PLOT SUMMARY: With the election of a new mayor, the Metropolitan Police Academy is now accepting anyone and everyone. So now a group of social misfits and losers decide to join the Academy for training. And are the results hilarious!

MY OPINION: It's hard to believe that this film came out in theaters nearly 25 years ago and is still one of the funniest movies made in that time. I hadn't watched this movie in about 12 years before this week and I enjoyed it tremendously. The ensemble cast is quirky and brilliant and you can't help but like these characters. They make a stereotypical and otherwise humdrum script much better. The sight gags are corny but still make you laugh. The podium sequence with Commandant Lassard (George Gaynes) is one of the signature sequences of the film.

I watched the 20th Anniversary DVD which includes excellent interviews with most of the cast. As with all good things Hollywood, these films got campier and more stupid with each sequel, but this film is the best of the bunch.

**** out of *****

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2 Comments:

At 02 March, 2009 05:38, Blogger DaBich said...

This movie did the reruns on television around here. It STILL makes me laugh.

 
At 03 March, 2009 10:38, Blogger scribe said...

I loved 1-4 of this series. I don't know what it was about Gutenberg, but his absence really lowers the quality.

 

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